Summoners War? Brave Frontier? It’s Pocket Three Kingdoms! Beginner’s Quick Guide!

If you like Summoners War or Brave Frontier, chances are that you’ll love Pocket Three Kingdoms as well!
Before you try the game, why not have a quick look at this guide first =P
 
Content
1. Experience Table
2. Cost of Hero Enhancement
3. Farming Coins via Quests


1. Experience Table
 
2 weeks into the game and after personally leveling my heroes, I have come out with an experience table as shown in Figure 1 below:
 
Figure 1: Experience Table
 
Basically, the total amount of experience needed to max the level of heroes are:
 
 ★ = 15,141
 ★ ★ = 35,822
 ★ ★ ★ = 82,181
 ★ ★ ★ ★ = 189,750
 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ = 446,649
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ = 1,068,727
 
Notice that there are some differences between the total experience needed for Pocket Three Kingdoms(PTK) and Summoners War(SW); not a complete clone as some would claim =P
 
Now we know how much experience we need, we can do the math and get an idea of when we will be able to max level our heroes c;
 
For example, since I have Wind Cao Ren, I put him as the carry to power level my other three heroes at Ji Zhou stage 2 Hell mode. I would get 1,650 exp per hero(without exp booster). So if I want to max level 3 ★ heroes, it would be calculated as follows:
 
1 Ji Zhou run gives 1,650 exp/hero and costs 5 energy
82,181 exp is needed to max level a ★ ★ ★ hero
82,181 ÷ 1,650 = 50(nearest whole no.)
50 × 5 energy = 250 energy
Therefore, 50 runs are needed and it costs 250 energy.
 

Below is an updated video on how I power level 3 of ★ “fodder heroes” at Goguryeo Hell mode using the above method as Wind Cao Ren can solo too c; 3mins 40 secs per auto run at x5 speed

It might take awhile since I’m using 3-4 stars tempest armor but let’s not forget about quick clear passes x;

 
(We can plan how much daily free energy to save or how much gold to spend on energy refills, especially if we are using exp booster. Thus, it is useful for advance planning to maxmise the time of the exp booster)

After 50 runs, I would have 3 maxed level 
★ ★ ★ heroes ready for evolution to  ★ ★ ★ 
 
Speaking of evolution, let us take a look at Figure 2 below
 
 
2. Cost of Hero Enhancement
Figure 2: Evolution Cost
 
Sometimes, we might either be lazy to do quest runs or just need a little bit more exp to level our heroes to the next level. That’s when the following 2 tables, Figure 3 and 4 can be good reference:
 
Figure 3: Experience gain per material hero used

 

Figure 4: Amount of coins needed per material hero used
 
Essentially, 1 ★ material hero gives 800 exp. 
It costs 150 coins, 300 coins, 450 coins, 600 coins, 900 coins and 1,200 coins to use 1 ★ material hero to enhance a 1★, 2★, 3★, 4★, 5★ and 6★ main hero respectively. Simply putting, it costs more coins to enhance higher ★ level main hero. 
 
Notice that I did not include Gremlins in Figure 3 as well as the exp gain for 4★, 5★ and 6★ material heroes. Why? I’m saving my available Gremlins till I’ve gotten enough gems to awaken them for more exp =P And it is costly for me to “sacrifice” 4★ and above heroes as materials for enhancement. Not like anyone would do that either, wait, maybe the bored ones might try? =P
 
Why is this useful? Coins! You will be surprised to find out that you’re lacking in coins when you stumble upon great bargains at the secret merchant. Hero evolution and enhancement can cut a hole in your pocket if you’re not careful x; 
 
Hence, Figure 3 and 4 can assist in your budget planning for Hero evolution and enhancement 😀
 
WAIT! Why not just farm for more coins instead?! 
 
 
3. Farming Coins via Quests
 
Assuming your farm(I prefer to call it rice fields for some odd reason) is not raided by greedy or playful players hehe , you will get a minimum of 50,000 coins and maximum of 600,000 coins every 8 hours. With such “farm-ing” you will need an initial investment of either coins or gold.
Why spend coins when you’re trying to farm for more? And not to mention gold! 
=x
Oh, the Hot Spring also generates gold but why wait?
 
 Just Farm from Quest runs!
 
Here is a chart that I have compiled after 100 runs at Ji Zhou Hell mode. Well, my primary objective was to level my heroes since I was using exp booster. I didn’t have enough quick clears and it started to get repetitively slow even with the x5 auto speed =x
But I suddenly had a thought to keep myself awake in a way: =P 
Why not just take note of the “freebies” that I’ll get per run!
 
And so poofs:
Run no. Coins gained Energy gained Run no. Coins gained Energy gained
1 1,189 1 51 1,035 0
2 1,261 2 52 843 2
3 760 0 53 1,266 1
4 1,036 0 54 1,206 0
5 1,174 0 55 833 2
6 999 1 56 826 0
7 1,027 3 57 596 1
8 1,166 1 58 824 1
9 1,457 1 59 1,413 2
10 862 1 60 1,356 0
11 815 0 61 969 1
12 1,996 0 62 1,103 1
13 1,210 0 63 1,030 1
14 1,020 0 64 816 1
15 798 0 65 1,467 2
16 389 0 66 806 1
17 1,436 0 67 1,022 1
18 603 1 68 1,366 0
19 1,412 0 69 1,008 2
20 1,625 0 70 1,241 1
21 1,166 1 71 1,169 3
22 808 0 72 556 0
23 1,567 1 73 1,142 0
24 977 1 74 1,504 2
25 813 0 75 1,254 2
26 1,026 0 76 1,229 1
27 1,019 1 77 993 0
28 1,904 1 78 1,377 0
29 1,591 1 79 1,415 3
30 825 0 80 1,008 0
31 1,203 2 81 1,477 0
32 842 0 82 805 0
33 1,062 1 83 1,404 0
34 1,473 1 84 1,238 0
35 1,288 0 85 601 0
36 860 1 86 1,404 3
37 1,050 0 87 1,262 1
38 1,178 0 88 1,202 1
39 1,364 0 89 1,812 0
40 1,441 1 90 1,408 1
41 1,433 0 91 608 3
42 1,130 0 92 1,020 0
43 1,457 0 93 1,158 0
44 1,076 1 94 1,244 2
45 1,260 0 95 1,188 0
46 1,058 0 96 839 2
47 1,244 1 97 988 1
48 821 3 98 1,223 1
49 1,454 0 99 786 0
50 950 1 100 1,204 1
Total 57,575 29 Total 55,544 47

 

Grand Total of coins obtained: 113,119
Grand Total of energy obtained: 76
 
So on average, I’d get about 1,131 coins and 0.76 energy per run. 
 
Notice that I’ve excluded the actual “freebies” as they are way too sporadic to keep track of; I’d get 2★ or 3★ heroes, armor parts, normal scrolls. Actually, I probably just got lazy to take note of those frequencies =P
 

I’m assuming that higher level maps give more coins and energy so yeah c;

Well, if you’ve managed to read up till this point, thanks!

But now, what’re ya’ waiting for?
Go play PTK! xD

This guide was created on November 7, 2015. Any contradictory inaccuracies thereafter might be due to further updates to the game itself. Last updated on November 11, 2015.
 
 
 
  
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5 thoughts on “Summoners War? Brave Frontier? It’s Pocket Three Kingdoms! Beginner’s Quick Guide!

  • 14th November 2015 at 4:26 am
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    I think the best way to farm coins is hero trials, for 3 energy you get around 4.5k coins and 4 fragments of said hero. Its the best place to spend your quick clear pass I found as the fight take quite some time (with 10 waves)

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  • 15th November 2015 at 6:00 am
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    That's true if you're only focusing on the coins and hero fragments. If you're after fodder leveling, scenarios will be better

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  • 22nd June 2016 at 4:15 am
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    i am a late starter,because i am too focused on girls x battle…so i searched an useful guide and thank god i found yours! thanks man,it really helps

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